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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 22 – 24 October 2021

Hear ye, hear ye, your weekend to-dos are here. (And some are even free!)

1. Get a private chef certification

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Master the art of Asian cuisine with At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy and obtain a Certificate of Achievement upon the completion of the eight-class Private Chef Programme, available in two formats, one to attend with a buddy and another with a domestic helper.

Taught by a team of global chefs participants will be equipped with the skills and know-hows to be a Private Chef. From hygiene standards and professional knife-handling techniques, to the understanding of complex spice blends, through to the foundation of soups, stocks and sauces, participants can expect to be professionally trained in these culinary essentials.

The course is tailored for those who wish to pursue a personal chef business and offer private chef services and it will also come in handy for hosts who love to throw dinner parties at home for friends or family.

A) Private Chef with Buddy 

Date: 31 October to 19 December 2021 
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Duration: 8 consecutive Sundays 
Price: $2,600* 

*Special Bundle Package for 2 pax: $3,600* (for 31 October 2021 intake only) For more information and to register, please visit here.

B) Private Chef with Helper 

Date: 23 October 2021 to 5 February 2022 (Class dates: 23 October, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December, 18 December 2021, 8 January 2022, 22 January and 5 February) 
Time: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. / 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Duration: 8 sessions (alternate Saturdays) 
Price: $1,600 per person  

(Employer may register the programme and learn alongside their helper in the comfort of  their home. The Chef’s demo for each class is held at the Academy, the employer may  attend the session or have their helper attend it.) For more information and to register, please visit here.

The intake for the Private Chef with Buddy commences on 31 October 2021 and the Private Chef with Helper commences on 23 October 2021.

Private Chef certification with At-Sunrise GlobalChef Academy
Address: 28 Tai Seng St., Level 5, 534106
Date and time: See above
Admission: See above (Register here.)

2. Zoom Webinar: Urban Birds in Our City in Nature

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Join Dr. Malcolm Soh, Hui Zhen Han and Magena Yeo from NParks Singapore‘s Wildlife Management team. Together with Dr. Shangzhe Xie from Jurong Bird Park NParks brings you its seventh human-wildlife encounters webinar.

The webinar will share insightful information about the native birds in our urban environment, the management approach towards pest birds and also answer queries on what to do when we encounter them in our City in Nature.

Zoom Webinar: Urban Birds in Our City in Nature
Address: Online

Date and time: 23 October 2021; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Admission: Free. Sign up here or watch the livestream on NParksSG YouTube Channel.

3. D’Ultimate XCape art exhibitions at Downtown East

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Check out D’Ultimate Xcape’s two art installations that are photo-worthy at every angle. Proudly presented by Ultimate, the “Lumi Towers” and “Galleria” art exhibitions shows that creativity knows no boundaries. The former is four 40-footer container art installation standing as vertical towers – each over 12 metres high – guarding over the SHOWroom compound. Each tower features its own unique design, bathed in a ‘cloud’ of neon lights spanning over Lumi Towers and all the SHOWrooms.

“Galleria” boasts a sustainable art gallery featuring art pieces made by Fara Feng, Art Director of Fara Design Studio. Book a class with Fara and try your hand at Alcohol Ink Painting, Acrylic Pouring, Art Jamming, Paper Quilling, Punch Needle Embroidery, Resin Ocean Art, and Tapestry.

A deposit of $20 is required for each booking and fees defer according to selected class. Workshops are open to members of the public, but SHOWroom guests will enjoy an exclusive 20 percent off. Slots can be booked here: http://www.ultimate.sg/duxbookings. There is also an option to walk-in and book, subject to availability. 

D’Ultimate XCape art exhibitions at Downtown East
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl., 519599

Date and time: Now till 20 March 2022
Admission: Free

4. Despite the Havoc Art Exhibition

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Hatch Art Project presents Despite the Havoc, a solo exhibition by Natisa Jones. Born in Jakarta, Natisa is a visual artist who works between Bali, Indonesia where she spent most of her childhood growing up – and Amsterdam, Netherlands where she is currently based. Jones completed a Visual Arts diploma studies in Chiang Mai Thailand and a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts Painting in RMIT University – Melbourne, Australia.

Jones’s new body of work examines the correlations between embracing change and navigating through chaos. Hope is represented throughout works on canvas and paper, as well as on screen. In addition, themes of longing pervades the exhibition. Jones’s subject-matter explores the concepts of desire and lust, all while acknowledging the complexity of longing may be further complicated with greed.

Despite the Havoc Art Exhibition
Address: 7 Yong Siak St., 168644
Date and time: 23 October 2021; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tue. to Sat.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)
Admission:
Free

5. In the Company of Mozart

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That delightful time of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven was one of the pinnacles of classical music, their creations reaching unparalleled heights of purity and beauty. The musicians of the Singapore Symphony request the pleasure of your company this October. Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to hear four charming gems of chamber music for winds and strings, all written in the last quarter of the 18th century.

In the Company of Mozart
Address: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Pl., #01-02, 179558
Date and time: 23 October 2021, 7 p.m. / 24 October 2021, 4 p.m.
Tickets: $20, $30 or $45 (Go here to buy tickets.)

6. The Japan Rail Fair 2021: A Virtual Trip To Japan

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Following the success of last year’s first ever The Japan Rail Fair (TJRF), Japan Rail Cafe is back for another virtual trip! To coincide with Japan’s Railway Day (14 October), The Japan Rail Fair will feature a fun-filled week of interactive webinars and activities for all to learn about railway travel in Japan – two of which will be conducted by the friendly crew from JR East Hachinohe Train Depot and Fukushima Train Depot respectively.

This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a sneak peak into Japan with a series of fun webinars: from exploring a train Conductor’s life in Fukushima, harvesting fresh fruit, explore the wonders of Japanese hard liquor and take a virtual trip to Mikan Village!

The Japan Rail Fair 2021: A Virtual Trip To Japan
Address: Online
Date and time: 23 October 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free. Go to jrtimes.sg/tjrf2021 to RVSP.

7. Living With Cancer Virtual Talk: Grief and Discoveries

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Cancer affects both the cancer fighter and their family members. This Facebook live session explores the losses one experiences living with cancer, its link to depressive symptoms and impact on the family.

Come join 365 Cancer Prevention Society for its Facebook Live Health Talk to learn more about how to cope with grief and discover new meanings in life while fighting the disease.

Living With Cancer Virtual Talk: Grief and Discoveries
Address: 365 Cancer Prevention Society’s FB page
Date and time: 23 October 2021, 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

8. The Gift

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What is in a gift? The answer to that innocuous question may not be quite as straightforward as you think. “From social act to cultural performance or philosophical concept, the apparently ordinary act of gifting is in fact ambivalent and paradoxical, and consequently a source of fascination, vexation and debate,” or so contends the exhibition, The Gift, is part of a broader project titled Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories that is developed as a dialogue between collections of four museums.

At the National Gallery Singapore until 7 November, the conversations aim to extend into four related exhibitions that include artwork exchanges. This exploration of collections also uncovers histories of collecting – of gifts received, rare discoveries unearthed, and acknowledgements of significance.

The Gift
Address: City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd., #01 – 01, 178957
Date and time: Ongoing through 7 November, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

By Willaine G. Tan

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